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Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe 2

Joint Initiative for hydrogen Vehicles across Europe 2

Objective

The spotlight on health impacts of poor air quality and the renewed focus on reducing GHG emissions in recent years provide a strong impetus for cities to seek clean, low carbon transport solutions. When it comes to meeting growing demands for public transport and addressing environmental issues, hydrogen fuel cell (FC) buses offer significant potential.

A commercialisation process for FC buses is underway, through which a shared vision has been agreed between vehicle suppliers and their customers. This is based on reducing costs through scale via a phased approach of pre-commercial demonstrations that will provide the evidence for wider uptake of these vehicles in the 2020s.

The first step in upscaling FC bus deployment is underway through the JIVE project, which began in January 2017. JIVE 2 is its successor and is Europe’s most ambitious FC bus project to date: 152 buses in 14 cities across seven countries. JIVE 2 involves regions with experience of the technology scaling up fuel cell bus fleets (e.g. Cologne), and those seeking to build their knowledge and experience by demonstrating FC buses in small fleets for the first time (e.g. Auxerre, Gävleborg). All deployment locations in JIVE 2 share an ambition to increase the size of their FC bus fleets following successful initial demonstrations, hence the participating cities/regions will be natural locations for larger scale roll-out of the technology in the 2020s.

A comprehensive data monitoring and assessment exercise will capture the relevant evidence to inform next steps for the sector, and the project’s impacts will be maximised by a high-impact dissemination campaign. This will involve reaching wide audiences via various channels, including a series of international Zero Emission Bus Conferences.

The JIVE and JIVE 2 projects together will see the deployment and operation of nearly 300 FC buses in 22 European cities/regions, thus providing a sound basis for further development of this sector.
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Coordinator

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED

Address

Suite 1, Bishop Bateman Court Thompson'S Lane
Cb5 8aq Cambridge

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 932 961

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BRIGHTON & HOVE BUS AND COACH COMPANY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 3 105 921

CA DE L'AUXERROIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 776 480

DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 863 553

ENGIE ENERGIE SERVICES

France

EU Contribution

€ 776 480

KOLDING KOMMUNE

Denmark

OPENBAAR LICHAAM OV-BUREAU GRONINGEN EN DRENTHE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 3 105 921

NOORD-BRABANT PROVINCIE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 552 961

Provincie Zuid-Holland

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 3 105 921

LANDSTINGET GAVLEBORG

Sweden

RUTER AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 552 961

REGIONALVERKEHR KOLN GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 329 441

RHEINSCHE BAHNGESSELLSCHAFT AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

STRAETO BS

Iceland

EU Contribution

€ 776 480

PAU BEARN PYRENEES MOBILITES

France

EU Contribution

€ 776 480

HYDROGEN EUROPE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 350 000

REBELGROUP ADVISORY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

THINKSTEP AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 415 000

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

WSW MOBIL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 552 960

RIGAS SATIKSME SIA

Latvia

VATGAS SVERIGE IDEELL FORENING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 776 480

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779563

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.6.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 107 398 381,75

  • EU contribution

    € 25 000 000

Coordinated by:

ELEMENT ENERGY LIMITED

United Kingdom